One of the healthcare industry’s most innovative meetings took place in San Diego in February: the Health Information and Management Systems Society annual meeting and exhibition. This year’s HIMSS meeting attracted 25,740 attendees, including staff for 895 exhibitors. More healthcare chief information, technology, and operations officers as well as senior IT managers assemble at this conference than any other gathering in the world.
Attendees at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting had four days to experience a Regional Health Information Organization in action at the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise Interoperability Showcase. By improving the state of system integration, the IHE aims to make information readily available wherever it is needed and to remove barriers to optimal patient care.
An insider’s view of the world’s largest integrated delivery network can be had for the price of admission this week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting in San Diego. The Department of Defense exhibit at HIMSS showcases the healthcare IT programs that consolidate and manage an IDN comprising 70 hospitals, 800 clinics, 60,000 medical professionals, and more than nine million patients.
Improving informed consent is a $4.3 billion challenge that could be met if more facilities used their digital systems to automate the process, a pair of presenters said Tuesday at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting in San Diego.